City of Lexington Partnering with Humane Society to Build Dog Park

LEXINGTON, NC - A new park for your four legged friends is in the works in the city of Lexington. 

According to Assistant City Manager, Terra Green, just under five and a half acres has been donated to the city. The land is right across the street from Childers Park, which Green says makes it the perfect location for a dog park. 

"Most residents in the community have wanted one because it is a great meeting and socialization place for humans and their dogs," said Green.

On Monday at a City Council meeting, the city accepted the property. Now they are working with the Davidson County Humane Society to come up with a design and funding for the park. 

Bruce Kingsbury, the President of the Davidson County Humane Society, explained to WFMY News 2 some of the plans they are hoping to put in place at the park. 

They plan on allocating around one and a half acres for a small dogs and around two acres for larger breeds. In each they hope to create with a fountain area or a small pond, water stations for drinking, disposal area, as well as agility obstacles. 

And it is easy to say Kingsbury and the entire Human Society is excited, 

"It couldn't be any better. When we went to the city manager two months ago, we didn't have any idea it would happen so soon. We are so thrilled!"

Depending on how fast the Davidson County Humane Society comes up with a design and funding, the park could open six months from now. But Kingsbury said they are relying on donations from the community to fund the park.  

If you want to donate money to help create the dog park you can go to the Humane Societies website or call 336-248-2706. 

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